You will learn a lot, but you will be worked to the ground That being said, the school is really well respected by employers and you can certainly find things to do on the weekends, you just have to put yourself out there. Overall, it's a great school if you don't mind working hard. For many classes, they basically make you struggle as hard as you can and then even out the grades at the end. But that work ethic is what gets you a job afterwards. Socially, RPI is what you make of it. Everyone can find friends to relate to, but not by sitting in your room all day.